It all started with an episode of How to Get Away with Murder.
24-year-old Reddit user fly_idol had just broken up with his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years when he flipped on the television and saw two guys going at it on the hit ABC show.
“I saw Connor and another guy making out,” he writes in a book-length Reddit thread titled Straight Guy Got Curious Now Falling For Another Man. “That didn’t bother me at all. In fact, I started to get hard. I had no idea why at the time.”
A few days passed and fly_idol couldn’t stop thinking about those two guys kissing on TV and how turned on he got from watching it.
“So my curiosity got the best of me and I started looking up gay porn,” he confesses. “Come to find out, it really turned me on. This went on for a couple of months until finally I decided that I was going to give in to my curiosity and find out for myself if this is what I liked.”
So he turned to Grindr. That’s where he met 22-year-old “Justin.”
“Justin is two years younger than me,” fly_idol writes. “He also thought of himself as a straight guy, who was just curious. He had never dated guys, only messed around a few times. In fact, he had just got out of a relationship with a girl about the same time I did.”
The two chatted for a few weeks before finally agreeing to meet at fly_idol’s place.
“I was scared to be honest,” he writes. “This was all so new to me.”
But it didn’t take long for him to let down his guard. Justin was so kind, so gentle, and so… “hot!”
“He looked 100 times better than any of the snaps or pics he sent,” fly_idol writes. So naturally, “we started making out, and that led to other things that I won’t post on here. Let’s just say we thoroughly enjoyed each other.”
“So that was my first experience with a guy,” he says.
Since their encounter, fly_idol and Justin have chatted “every single day” and have continued to hookup on DL.
“We don’t want anyone to know about our secret,” he says. “So I’m totally a closet bi/gay. The past few weeks, I’ve developed really strong feelings for him. I truly care about him more than anyone I’ve ever been with. We’ve talked about it and he feels the same way towards me.”
The only problem? Justin says he wants to take things “slow.”
“I have NO idea what taking it slow means,” fly_idol laments. “I’m wondering if it means meeting up less often, not having sex every time we’re together, not doing sweet little things for each other.”
“Anyways,” he continues, “does anyone out there have a similar story/experience? I want to know how it turned out and all that. Advice on taking things slow after having done everything together already?”
Here’s hoping these two new love birds can figure things out.